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201 [Unidentified (binding design)]; Hobbes, John Oliver (pseudonym for Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie) THE GODS, SOME MORTALS AND LORD WICKENHAM
New York D. Appleton and Company 1895 First American Edition cloth Very good + Spindler, Walter (binding design) 
C8vo (5" x 7¾"). pp. 271 + 14 pp. publisher's catalogue. Later printing. Unsigned binding in dark brown and gold on tan woven cloth. A story of the consequences of a man's unwise marriage, resembling Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure, written in the same year.

The primary design is an likely a representation of the decorated horse's harness described on p. 202: "There were numerous brass ornaments, like coronets, on the harness...". The binding design also includes what most likely is Lord Wickenham's coat of arms, and a book of common prayer, both of which also play a part in the story.

A bright copy of this unusual design. Scarce in this condition. Colbeck 1:171. The Publisher's Circular Vol. 62 No. 1511. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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New York Frederick A. Stokes Company 1899 Limited Edition cloth Very good + 
4to (6¾” x 10”). 2 volumes. Vol. I: 446; Vol. II: 511. Limited edition, this being no. 20 of 250 sets. Unsigned binding design in gold on green vertically ribbed cloth of a panel created from strapwork woven into hearts at the corners, with vines woven into the strapwork of each heart and a decorative pointillé and fleuron outer border. The spine is divided into 5 compartments by 5 sets of gold double rules; the compartments contain the titles a repeat of the vine motif from the front cover in multiples. Includes over 200 pictures and illustrations reproduced here for the first time, and among these,10 portraits of Millais; in addition, there are nine of Millais' great paintings produced in photogravure on Japan paper; rubricated title pages, t.e.g. The authoritative biography of Millais written by his son. Contains the extraordinary story of Millais boyhood and an exhaustive account of the founding of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Includes letters from Queen Victoria, Lord Beaconsfield (Benjamin Disraeli), Gladstone, Du Maurier, Lord Leighton and more. A very good + set with light wear to the head and tails of both spines; internally fine. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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203 [Unidentified (binding design)]; Mrs. Richmond IN MY LADY'S GARDEN
London T. Fisher Unwin 1908 First Edition cloth Very good + 
Thick 8vo (6" x 9"). pp. [464]. PRESENTATION COPY. Unsigned binding design in black, grey, blue-green, yellow and white on olive green cloth which wraps to the spine. Includes color frontis. and one other color illustration by Beatrice Parsons, with 48 additional photographic illustrations in black and white. t.e.g. "PRESENTATION COPY" blind stamped onto lower right corner of title page.

A gardening book divided into chapters for each week of the year where advice is given for laying out of the grounds, the lawn, the conservatory, the wild garden and the water garden. A striking and scarce Art Nouveau binding design of a woman in a formal garden with a peacock on a sun dial; the wrap of the design onto the spine gives a surprising and evocative depth to the design.

Light foxing scattered throughout and on the text block edges; slight sunning to the spine. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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204 [Unidentified (binding design)]; Stieler, Karl; Wachenhusen, H. and Hacklander, F. W.; Bartley, C. G. T. (translator) THE RHINE FROM ITS SOURCE TO THE SEA
Philadelphia Henry T. Coates (1898) First cloth Fine Very good Jacket 
8vo (5½" x 8¼"). 2 volumes. Vol. I: pp. vii; 303. Photogravure frontis. and 21 photogravure illustrations, each with captioned tissue guard. Vol II: pp. vii; 317 + folding map at rear. Photogravure frontis. and 27 photogravure illustrations, each with captioned tissue guard. Original ribbon markers. t.e.g. Unsigned publisher's binding of flowers textured gold in two tones on blue cloth by an unidentified artist in the original paper-lined blue cloth dust jackets. A tour of the nature, art, history and legends of the cities, towns and forests along the Rhine. A fine set with the bookplate of Franklin D. Edmunds on the front past-downs and his neat ownership mark on both title pages. The very good dust jackets are heavily rubbed at the top edge and on the rear side and spine panels; the dust jacket for vol. 1 has ink spots to the rear panel. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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205 [Unidentified (binding design)]; Stratton-Porter, Gene MORNING FACE
New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1916 First Edition cloth Very good + Stratton-Porter, Gene (photographs) 
4to (8¼” x 10¼"). pp. 127. Unsigned binding design in blue and two tones of textured gold on turquoise cloth of birds flying across a marsh as the sun rises. Includes 1 color plate and 80 black and white illustrations after photographs by the author. A book of nature lore written for children. A striking and evocative binding design whose textured gold bird motifs seemingly take flight in the light. Scarce in this condition. MacLean 234. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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206 [Unidentified (cover design); Lemaire, Madeleine (illustrations)]; Halévy; Ludovic THE ABBÉ CONSTANTIN
New York Thomas Y. Crowell & Company 1895 First Cloth Near fine Rogers, Bruce (cover design) 
12mo (4 ” x 6¾”). pp. 166. Unsigned Art Nouveau binding design of poppy flowers, buds, leaves and stems in gold on vertically ribbed maroon cloth. Includes frontis. and 35 additional black and white illustrations by Madeleine Lemaire; t.e.g. Originally published in French to immediate success in 1882, L'Abbé Constantin is the story of the good Abbé Constantin, his nephew, the American heiress the nephew falls in love with, and how the heiress overcame the nephew's difficulty with her wealth. Issued in a green and maroon variant, this binding design was on Crowell's reprinting of both the present book and of Theuriet's The Abbé Daniel. A masterwork of publisher's decorative cloth thought to be either by Bruce Rogers (Lehner) or Lee Thayer (Minsky). Based on the design elements, Austin Abbey Rare Books is doubtful that it is either, but would lean toward Thayer if pressed. PBO.pba02927.bib; Minsky I:98; UNCG 1895 HAL. A near fine copy with the gift plate of Theophilus Hope D'Estrella on the front pastedown and gift inscription to D'Estrella from the San Francisco Forum Club on the ffep. Scarce. Theophilus Hope D'Estrella was the first student enrolled in the California School for the Deaf at Berkeley, and became known primarily as an accomplished photographer and painter. He was an instructor at the California School for the Deaf; his most successful student, Granville Redmond, distinguished himself as a landscape painter in Southern California. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1885 First Edition cloth Very good + 
12mo (6" x 7½"). p. 364 + 4pp. publisher's advts. Unidentified binding design in gray, black and gold on olive green diagonally ribbed cloth of a trout in a net over water. Includes textual illustrations showing the hooks, rods, and flies discussed. A handsome copy with rubbing to the extremities. Scarce in this condition. PBO.pbw01874.bib 
Price: 250.00 USD
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208 [Whitman, Sarah Wyman (binding design); Pyle, Howard (illustrations)]; Holmes, Oliver Wendell THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST TABLE
Boston Houghton, Mifflin and Company 1895 First cloth Near Fine Whitman, Sarah Wyman (cover design); Pyle, Howard (illustrations) 
8vo (5¼" x 8"). 2 Volumes. Unsigned binding design by Sarah Wyman Whitman in gold on smooth rust cloth reminiscent of medieval book clasps. First edition with Pyle illustrations. Vol. I: pp. 219; photogravure portrait frontis. and 29 illustrations by Howard Pyle. Vol. II: pp. 474 (continuous numbering); photogravure portrait frontis. and 27 illustrations by Howard Pyle. The sayings and thoughts of a philosopher who discourses at length to his fellow lodgers in a boarding house on any subject that comes to hand. A near fine set with faint rubbing to the extremities. BAL 9215. Allen and Gullans 104. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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New York The Dial Press 1925 First Thus Paper covered boards Very good Woodroffe, Paul; Housman, Clemence 
12mo.(7¾" x 5"). pp. [i - viii]; [1] - 106; (6 blank). Cream paper covered boards with titles stamped in gold on the spine. Arts & Crafts headpiece, tailpiece, initial letters, Frontis. and 3 additional full page illustrations by Paul Woodroffe engraved on wood by Clemence Housman. Endpapers designed and signed by Paul Woodroffe. Spotting to paper between pages 15 and 32. Lightly sunned spine with two small spots on front board and contemporary ownership inscription on half-title, otherwise a lovely production in the Morrisonian fine press tradition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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210 [Wyeth, N. C.]; Irving, Washington RIP VAN WINKLE
Philadelphia David McKay Company (1921) First Thus Cloth VG+ Wyeth, N.C. 
C4to (10 x 7 ½). pp. [xiv], 86. Dark brown embossed cloth boards with titled illustrated paper onlay by N. C. Wyeth and titles stamped in gold on spine. Color Frontis. With tissue guard, 7 full page color plates, color illustrated end papers and numerous B/W vignette drawings and decorations in the Arts & Crafts style by N. C. Wyeth. t.e.g. Very Good+ condition with unopened pages and some light rubbing to the background of the cover paper onlay and the top of the spine titles. A beautiful, bright and clean copy. Newell Convers (N. C.) Wyeth (1882-1945) was a student of Howard Pyle, and a member of the Brandywine School of illustration, known for their subtle and dramatic use of light in illustrations. He was the patriarch of a family of artists that included his son, Andrew, and his grandson, Jamie. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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